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Solved Intel 8265 / 8275 driver


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Hail daemons of the internetz,

I have just gotten a new Lenovo X270 and decided to try out FreeBSD on it; I come from the GNU/Linux world and had installed FreeBSD on my home music server and found it a great experience. Therefore I decided to install on my new laptop as well.

This was successful: # freebsd-release -k

My problem is now that my wifi card, described by pciconf -lv as a "Wireless 8265 / 8275" from "Intel Corporation" is not supported by iwm yet. I found this: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D10597#change-zxTHxBhhCpCm, but am not sure of the « correct » way of applying this. Noticeably, this requires another patch to be applied, who also depends on another patch and so on.

Therefore my question is: is my best option finding out whatever patches out there I need to arrive at the state at which I can apply the linked patch, recompile, and have a *-STABLE system, with only that added, or is there another smarter way that I do not know of to do this?

Thank you,

-- Sparrowhawk